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neighborhood, now it's complete coverage. it's wjz, maryland's news station. >>> tragedy in newtown, a final good-bye said as the last of the young victims are laid to rest. one has roots right here in baltimore. i'm adam may. today marked the final day of funerals of the victims of the sandy hook elementary school. a young girl was laid to rest with a special connection with maryland. rochelle ritchie has more on the story. >> reporter: her name was josephine jay. he was 7 years old and loved the ravens. her funeral was this afternoon in newton and a vigil was held in her honor. her bright senile and innocence is being remembered here in baltimore and newtown, connecticut. where she was laid to rest this afternoon. >> may we have a moment of silence to remember these victims. >> reporter: she was one of 20 children fatally shot at sandy hook elementary school, a school shooting that rocked the nation. >> they're just babies, they shouldn't be taken away from their mother. >> reporter: josephine turned 7 days just three days before the shooti
to 70. megan and charley over to you. >>> it's going to be another heart breaking day in newtown connecticut as family and friends get ready to say final good-byes to two innocent children. today two 6-year-old james mattioli and jessica rekos will be laid to rest. james family says he loves baseball and basketball and swimming and wrestling. he and his big sister were the best of friends. and jessica rekos their parents have been talking about their angel and say it's bringing them tiny moments of comfort. they say they are going to talk to her every day and make sure that her brother knows what an amazing girl she was. jessica's parents remember their daughter as a little girl with an enormous heart. her parents say that she loved horseback riding and they were getting her cowboy boots for christmas. >> they will be the second pair of angels laid to rest. family and friends say final good-byes and did yesterday to two boys. two 6 years old jack pinto and noah pozner will laid to rest. know' mother spoke at the funeral -- noah's mother spoke at the funeral. >> reporter: the firs
in newtown, connecticut, as people start to say good-bye to the victims of friday's massacre. >>> meanwhile, the debate over gun control intensifies on capitol hill. we'll speak to chicago mayor rahm emanuel. >>> plus, we'll get the latest on the fiscal cliff negotiations from major garrett. >>> in the midst of gunfire, his words brought comfort to his classmates. hear from a brave 8-year-old survivor of the newtown tragedy. >>> we begin with a look at today's eye opener, your whorld in 90 seconds. >> we shouldn't be at a 6-year-old's funeral. this is a devastating event. it's heartedbreaking. as it is, it copkeeps getting m heartbreaking. >> the first of the victims laid to rest. >> the funerals will continue for days. >> you drop your kid off and -- you don't see them again? honestly, that's really life now? >> authorities hope to soon interview two survivors of the massacre. >> police are analyzing the evidence, and that includes adam lanza's home computer. >> what kind of kid was adam lanza? >> just quiet. >> what can be done about people like him? >> the answer is very little. >> the m
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. >>> people living. >> newtown connecticut are trying to pick up the pieces of their lives after friday's horrific shooting. >> this morning most children will return to school for the first time since that tragic day. but for those who attend sandy hook elementary they are not going to class just yet. hundreds of teachers and staff spent yesterday meet with national experts on children and bereavement and they had meetings with state mental health counselors newtown public schools will open two hours late this morning. >>> as for the sandy hook community when school reopens for those students, they will be relocated at a different building. it's still unclear when school for those kids will resume. 20 children and 6 adults from sandy hook elementary were killed on try. >> and two were killed friday will be laid to rest today. >> the family and friends will say final good-byes to 6-year- old james and 6-year-old jessica. jessica's family is dealing with the pain by talking about their pride and joy. they sat down with amy from abc news for the exclusive. >> reporter: richard and christa
as newtown and the rest of the nation try to make some sense out of this tragedy that took the lives of 20 children. i'm joined this hour by cnn's soledad o'brien. soledad? >> good morning to you, wolf. here's what we know right now. this morning, connecticut's chief medical examiner will be performing autopsies on the gunman, adam lanza and on his mother, as well, who was killed at her home. the results of those autopsies we're expecting to be released at a news conference that will be held later today. also today, president obama will be in newtown. he will speak at a memorial service. before that service, he will meet with members of the victims' families and also with first responders, as well. we know the names were made public last night. 12 girls, 8 boys killed in all. either 6 or 7 years old and 6 adults killed at the school, as well. they were all women. the medical examiner said the primary weapon in the massacre was a semi-automatic rifle that was found at the scene and every victim he examined, which were seven victims, had been hit more than once. one case 1 1 ti1 times. he pe
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good-bye, the first funerals for the victims of newtown connecticut's school massacre. >> and then they said her name and i prayed that it wasn't that teacher and it was. >> the grief for those families and the side of the gunman we're seeing for the first time. >>> here's what people are talking about tonight. reality sets this for a connecticut community devastated by the murders of 20 school children and six school employees. wjz has complete coverage of the tragedy. we are in newtown as some of the young victims are laid to rest. we bring you new information about the shooter's past and we talk to school leaders here in maryland. >> reporter: just three days after life in newtown, connecticut came to a terrifying halt, residents have gun the painful process of moving on. monday saw the first two funerals for last friday's mass shooting at sandy hook 6-year- old noah and jack were laid to rest. >> you shouldn't be at a 6-year- old's funeral. i mean, this is a devastating event. it just keeps getting more heartbreaking. >> reporter: he was a kind and caring boy. his
this newtown return to class as funerals continue for those killed in the sandy massacre. >> here's what people are talking about. classes resumed today for most students in newtown connecticut for the first time since friday's massacre. all schools reopened except for sandy hook elementary. complete coverage begins with randall pinkston reporting for wjz. >>> a bus carrying students drove up to the high school in newtown connecticut as a grief stricken town to tried to get back to some sort of routine. the bus had a ribbon on it. police were on hand to make sure everything ran smoothly. >> i wouldn't send my children to school if i had the choice rite right now. i wouldn't. >> i think it's important that the children do go back to school. >> all schools except sandy hook elementary are open. the scene of the massacre will remain closed for months. when those children go back they will attend a school in a nearby town. people lit candles to remember the lives cut short. they paid their respects at the memorial set up for the 26 victims. >> the grieving process continues here in newtown. the fam
the country are trying to help those in newtown connecticut recover from the horrific school shooting. we will tell you what people here in maryland are doing in hopes of taking the tragedy off everyone's mind for a little while. also ahead this morning, the song that came to one musician as he slept. how he is using it to pay tributes to the victims of the sandy hook elementary shewelling. -- shooting. >>> family and friends said final good-byes to victims of the sandy hook shooting. the last funeral took place this weekend and the pain is fresh in everyone's mind and it will be that way for a long time of the that's why people all over the country are keeping the victims and survivors in their thoughts and prayers especially over the holiday season. for example in gaithersburg families there are making snowflake decorations for newtown for the community there. they said they wanted to help make newtown beautiful again. and turn it into a winter wonderland instead of a place filled with so much pain. >>> one man is using another form of art to honor those victims from the sandy hook elem
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morning. i wouldn't want to. >> newtown is slowly trying to return to normal. some schools other than sandy hook reopened for the first time since the shooting. buses carrying children drove on to school grounds. the buses had green and white ribbons on the front. sandy hook scholars. but police kept one elementary school closed as a caution after they received threats. >> we will always be worried. >> reporter: children at sandy hook have not yet returned to school. when they do it will be at a school to the nearby town of monroe. in newtown, connecticut, randall pinkston, wjz eyewitness news. >> investigators say the gunman, 20-year-old adam lanza, had fired guns at shooting ranges during the past several years, but there was no evidence he did so recently as practice for the rampage. >>> well, of course everyone is asking what can we do to stop these mass killings. wjz's complete coverage continues. adam may with more on the calls to improve mental health care. adam. >> today's experts in that field say if we do not do more to improve mental health care in this country another scho
people are talking about tonight. newtown connecticut and the nation begin to mourn the victims of friday's horrific school shooting. jessica kartalija has more on how the school nurse survived. but first we begin with the latest on the mourning process. >> reporter: funerals were held today for noah pozner and jack pinto. >> we're going to do everything we can to find out how and why this tragedy occurred. >> reporter: the unspeakable tragedy has sparked a debate over gun control in a culture of violence in america. >> we've all got to be angry, this is not us and them. us against the nra or us against the entertainment industry, this is all of us. >> this has changed the dialogue and it should move beyond dialogue, we need action. >> reporter: a newly formed grass roots is calling for better gun control. it plans to send a delegation to washington on tuesday. >> we have the benefit and misfortune of being on the national stage right now. this is a real opportunity for us to make a statement. >> reporter: schools here will reopen tuesday but sandy hook elementary will be closed until fur
. the heartache and the good buys continue in newtown, conn.. >> the town devastated by a savage attack is trying to work through funerals for 26 victims, most of them first graders. our correspondent joins us from newtown with the latest. >> good evening from newtown, conn., where it has been another rough day. students gathering to mourn two more classmates. the pain of saying goodbye has become part of everyday now in newtown. this grieving community buried two more at first graders today. jessica rekos led to plan and organize so much, their family calls per their ceo. james mattioli ended most of his days cuddled on the couch with his mom. >> they kept saying -- the boy had a big gun and a little gun. i could not -- i could not fathom what they were talking about. >> he found the boys huddled in his yard after they ran past the gunman to escape. >> the two boys just started talking. i had no idea what happened. they said "we can go back into the school." -- we cannot go back into the school. because our teacher is gone." >> students did go back today, except those from sandy hook elementary.
of 20 children killed during the shooting massacre in newtown connecticut. >> one other child will be laid to rest this is going to be a emotionally trying week for the small connecticut community. >> funeral for two classmates happened yesterday both also 6 years old. dozens of people came out to pay respects to jack pinto and noah pozner. pinto is described as budding athlete who loved to wrestle andwon a medal before his death and his friends showed up wearing newtown wrestling sweat shirts. >> newtown is forever changed and we came today as a teammate because that's who we are and that's who newtown is we are here for the pintos. >> noah is being remembered as boy who loved animal, video games and mexican food. funerals for the other victims will continue throughout the week many it's not clear when the students who survived will be going back to school. >>> the tragedy in newtown. >> the ethical and religious directives. >> has what personal impact here in baltimore with archbishop william lori we caught up with him at the st. joseph medical centerer with spoke about the
in the shooting were shot as many as 11 times. >> anguished residents of newtown struggle to cope with the loss of so many to evil. connecticut's governor paid tribute to the victims. >> those educators and those innocent little boys and girls, were taken from their families far too soon. >> but it seemed almost nowhere are emotions running stronger than right here as a makeshift memorial that sprung 5u7 hundred yard from the school, where people are coming here to light candles and to remember. reporter: all day long people cake carrying flowers and honoring the 20 children and six adults who died. still under intense investigation. the detectives will analyze everything and put a complete picture together. reporter: officials say they recovered very good evidence that may provide answers about what triggered the horrifying chain of event, when 20-year-old al-adam lanza shot to death his mother nancy in their home and then headed to the elementary school, wearing a bulletproof vest and armed with weapons, high-under powered pistols and a semi automatic rifle. >> i thought we would all die. >>
you had no idea? >> i had no idea. >> reporter: back in newtown, connecticut, the community is shining bright with these. so santa can find his way. lindsay davis, abc news, new york. >> i love that. the 26 lights and also what you're seeing a lot of folks do, talk about, the 26 random acts of kindness. one act in honor of each victim killed inside the school. picking up some steam, you see some stuff in social media about that. also cool, the whole newtown police force gets to be off today and spend christmas with their family because all the other cops from around the state of connecticut said, go home and be with your family. that's so great to hear. they need mental, physical and emotional time off. >> you hear from so many families. they say your priorities change immediately. you don't have a home this holiday. what are you supposed to do? >> as we open our gifts this morning, keep the sandy folks and newtown folks in your head and in your heart today, for sure. >>> also with the holiday message, pope ben tikt xvi expressed his concern. the pope opened that service with a traditi
and 6 school employees killed on friday. wjz has complete coverage of the tragedy. anez is in newtown as two more of the young victims will be laid to rest today. mike schuh is live with how school leaders in our area are keeping students safe. >> just 3 days after life in newtown, connecticut came to a terrifying halt residents here have begun the painful ful process on moving on. monday saw the first two funerals for victim's of last friday's mass shooting at sandy hook elementary school. 6-year-olds noah pozner and jack pinto were laid to rest. >> you shouldn't be at a 6-year-olds funeral. this is a devastating event. it's heartbreaking. it just keeps gets more heartbreaking. >> pozner was remembered as a kind and caring boy. his twin sister survived the shooting in another classroom. at pinto's funeral friends wore sports gear in honor of the boy who loved wrestling, football and the giants. he was buried in a giants jersey. >> the people who spoke, there were stories about jack being in heaven tossing footballs at the angels and nothing halos off their head. >> the sandy hook ele
in newtown head back to school. we're live on the scene. >>> winter weather slam. 100-mile-per-hour winds slam the northwest. this tree lands inches from a baby's crib. now, blizzard warnings up, as a major storm is set to snarl holiday travel across the northwest. sam is tracking it all. >>> and two of the most famous stars in the world say "you're the one that i want" again. >> why don't we do a whole album? >> that's a terrific idea. >> travolta and newton-john, reuniting for the holidays. only on "gma." >>> good morning, america. hello to robin, recovering at home. elizabeth vargas is here. so much of our attention is still on newtown. more funerals are planned for today. >> it's unclear when the elementary school survivors will be able to go back to the classroom. this school in a nearby town is being readied for them by volunteers. and teachers have already been meeting to find a way to start this normal routine for them again. >>> first, breaking news overnight. nbc's chief foreign correspondent, richard engel, held captive in syria since thursday, has been freed in a firefight. ma
of -- a wake will be held for one of the sandy hook teachers. we have the latest. >> reporter: newtown is perforring a grim task. parents are -- performing a grim task. parents are doing what they shouldn't noah pozner was eulogized as a boy who liked animals video games and mexican food. an onlooker collapsed. inside the funeral his mother moved everyone to tears with the stories. >> she told them i love you. >> reporter: another funeral for jack pinto also 6. >> it was sad. just sad heavy hearted. >> reporter: jack loved the new york giants and his favorite player victor cruz wore his name on the cleats during sunday's game. >> to have my jersey and to be his favorite flare and -- player so much they want to bury him with it it was unreal and i said i was honored. >> reporter: there's so many pain for all close to a friday's shooting. connecticut governor malloy wiped away tears recalling the moment he informed parents their children died. and now he will attend so many funerals. >> you see little coughins and -- coffins and your heart has toic a. >> reporter: new information about t
to rest. throughout newtown, there are memorials like this one for the victims and their families. this one is closest to the school. people from across the northeast are traveling here to pay their respects. mary drove three hours from massachusetts to bring teddy bears. she no longer feels her own children are safe. >> there's no way out. people ask us to not be pair foiled but how? >> reporter: there was no school today so some parents brought their children to a local recreation center to have fun. >> this is exactly what the kids need after such a terrible tragedy. >> reporter: crews are renovating an old school in a nearby town for students who sur vierved the shooting. it's expected the -- survived the shooting. it's expected the school will be ready for classes later this week. sandy hook elementary remains a crime scene and it's not known if it will ever reopen. police refuse to reveal details. one spokesperson saying they're too awful to discuss. in newtown, i'm randall pinkon. back you to. >> thank you for that report. >>> we're learning the mother of a georgetown unive
having to wake up christmas morning. i wouldn't want to. >> reporter: newtown is slowly trying to return to normal. some schools other than sandy hook reopened for the first time since the shooting. buses carrying children drove on to school grounds. the buses had green and white ribbons on the front. sandy hook's colors. but police kept one elementary school closed as a precaution after they received threats. >> i will always be worried. but now it's very, very bad. >> reporter: children at sandy hook have not yet returned to school. when they do it will be at a school in the nearby town of monroe. in newtown, connecticut, randall pinkston, wjz eyewitness news. >> and for the first time since the shooting the nra releases a statement. the group says its members are shocked, saddened and heartbroken. a news conference is scheduled for friday. >>> family members say the gunman, adam lanza, had battled mental health problems for most of his life. what can we do stop these mass killings? well, wjz has live complete coverage with adam may with more on calls to improve health care. >> reporte
are laid to rest. >> hi, i'm kia jackson. fearful students return to schools in newtown, connecticut. randall reports for wjz. one elementary school was force to close because of threats. >>> the coffin carrying the body of james left the church as family and friends hugged each other. his family described him as a numbers guy who loved math and recess. >>> soon after the little boy's funeral, the scene was repeated. mourners gathered at the same church to say good-bye to jessica rekos. who loved horses and whales. >>> one for teacher victoria soto who has been called a hero for shielding students from the gunman. >> the memorials for the 20 students and 6 teachers grow each other. well wishers are coming to pay their respects. some lit candles. other put ornaments on christmas trees. many wonder how the families will get through the holidays. >> that's where my heart goes out to. i can't imagine having to wake up christmas morning. i wouldn't want to. >> newtown is slowly trying to return to normal. other schools reopened for the first time. the buses had green and white ribbons on
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happened in newtown, connecticut, in just a minute but police ask for your help to find a man who sexually assaulted a young girl in woodbridge. >> reporter: anita, the sister of the victim says that she is getting some rest tonight. it happened in a cul-de-sac not far from where we are standing in woodbridge, virginia. this is what happened. earlier police say a teen was inside the home. there was a knock, and when the teen opened the door, a man claimed to work for a cable company. he asked for a person and then the teen said that this person does not live here. so he leaves, but then he returns, this time he threatens the teen, forces himself inside the home. then forces the teen inside a bedroom and sexually assaults her. the teen, according to police, screamed and kicked at the man who then fled. now, we spoke to the sister earlier this evening, and she says that she just wants justice to be served. we believe we have some sound ready for you to talk about how this teen is doing tonight, how the family is coming together. the neighborhood is alerted. that there are prayers going on fo
control and the direction it is taking, as newtown attempts to observe christmas. >>> and why retailers are experiencing a slump while procrastinators are looking for last-minute christmas deals. experts say waiting to buy may have benefits that you may not have considered before. so this is a great story. the slowness may be worth it in the end. >> as long as you wrap it and don't give it in the plastic bag you got it from shopping in. >> no promises on that front. >>> later this half hour, make or break time for your favorite nfl teams. you know rob is watching all the games. we'll see how the season is shaping up. >> willis, how did the giants do yesterday? how did that game turn out? okay. i'm just curious. i don't hear anything today, willis. >> right, right. >> you're just so quiet. so unlike you today. looking angry. >> it's okay, willis, i'm with you. >> always next season, willis. >>> first, a major cleanup in northern california after a weekend blast of wet weather. dozens of flights were cap seld at bay area airports. >> and the area's famous vineyards under water. >> reporte
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at the elementary school died in that tragedy. renee marsh has more from newtown this morning. renee. >> reporter: 6-year-old charlotte bacon loved dresses and she loved school. jessica rekos loved horses and there's a -- they are the next two young victims who will be buried. the morning continues in newtown keck cut today two more little victims will be laid to rest. on monday mourners said a final good-bye to 6-year-old jack pinto. >> it was very sad. very sad. the family took it as hard as any parent would take it losing their first grader. >> reporter: and a large crowd showed up to say good-bye to 6- year-old noah pozner. >> i started to cry. i just -- it was very close to home. >> reporter: students in the area head back to school tuesday except for sandy hook elementary students. monday supplies and equipment were moved to a school in a neighboring town where sandy hook students will eventually return to class. >> that we need to lead with love and that's what i am seeing the community do. we are putting our arms around people. >> reporter: it's unknown why the 20-year-old gunman opened fire
. >> reporter: grief is evident not just in newtown o. wall street a shorter bell. >> may their memories become less painful. >> reporter: and the u.s. senate paying tribute with silence this afternoon. a nation in pain with some turning to action. this march in washington calling for stricter gun control measures. president obama said sunday at a memorial service that he planned to take executive action. >> are we prepared to say such violence visited on our children year after year after year to sell out the price of our freedom? >> reporter: hoping to provide comfort, owners of therapy dogs are wandering around town with animals and they're being approached by children and adults a like. jennifer davis, fox news. >>> schools across the country and here in our area had counselors and extra police perhaps as students return to class today. they hoping the added security might ease the anxiety by students and parents. >> reporter: first graders at district heights lamar start the morning discussing a story like any other day. then, something different. >> at this time, we're going have a moment
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in newtown, connecticut, cliff van zandt, former fbi profiler and nbc oonlt. we've got psychologist jeff weiner and psychologist jeff gardere. nbc white house correspondent kristen welker, u.s. congresswoman carolyn mccarthy who entered politics after her husband was killed in a shooting on a suburban commuter train. larry johnson the president of the national association of school safety and law enforcement officials. and jamd baldwin, baltimore county police chief. first we go for an immediate update to my msnbc colleague michelle franzen. michelle, thank you for staying with us tonight. >> reporter: well, hi, chris. we're here in the newtown area of connecticut just nearby a couple of miles from sandy hook elementary where the tragic shooting took place earlier today. at this hour hundreds of residents are gathering at a nearby catholic church for a vigil, holding a prayer for those who o'have lost their lives today, those youngest lives, anywhere between kindar garten and fourth grade where those students were shot today. they're holding a prayer vigil and trying to comfort the famil
>>> good morning, coming up next on eyewitness news, a solemn day in newtown, connecticut as communities around the nation come together to say good-bye to the victims of the sandy hook school shooting. >>> plus behind bars, a local teen will likely spend his christmas in jail. what police say he did coming up. >>> and: >> with only two weeks to go in the regular season, the ravens try to get back on the winning track. i'm sand sonders, aisle -- saunders, i'll have a preview of today's game with the giants. >>> the clock is ticking. a very chilly morning as people get ready for the final 48 hours of holiday shopping. so will it warm up before christmas? meteorologist tim williams tells us in his first warning weather forecast. >>> and: >>reporter: and to get into the holiday spirit, why not check out the train garden here at the weiss avenue volunteer fire department. it is the coolest train garden by far, and it is extremely detailed. we will give you details on it and you can see it close up. that is in just a few as eyewitness
that those numbers are on the rice. the bushmaster rifle that adam lanza used in the newtown, connecticut killings was legally owned by his mother. he shot her four times in the head before going to sandy hook elementary school and killing 20 children and six female educators. calls for increased school safety, and at the same time, gun sales are on the increase. in november, there were more than 7200 gun purchase applications filed peeping >> we are projecting that we're looking at over 8200 barack applications being processed. >> more than 46,000 applications were processed. at the end of 2012, state police project 62,000 applications will be handled. state troopers will not speculate on why. some reasons are apparent -- the holiday season, some lawmakers proposing changes to gun laws. >> i think when people see schoolchildren slaughtered, they get the message that something has to change. that is our hope. >> last year maryland had 398 murders. 272 were committed by people using firearms. 260 happened by way of handguns. 5 by shotguns, three by an unknown firearms. >> i call on congres
to pennsylvania. i'm ed payne reporting. >>> news time right now 6:31. the people of newtown, connecticut observed christmas with heavy hearts. it's been less than two weeks since the shooting at sandy hook elementary school claimed the lives of 20 children and six adults. a candlelight vigil was held all day long in newtown. 26 candles were lit monday at midnight. the volunteers spent three-hour shifts making sure those candles stayed burning. many people are turning to their faith right now to help them get through this very difficult time. >> we feel our hearts are broken in 26 little pieces, but it's the birth of jesus and we find strength in that, and so we're mourning, but we're also thinking of god at this time, that he'll give us the strength of his son. >> police officers from neighboring communities filled in for newtown police so all of them could have the holiday off and be with their families. >>> a newspaper outside of new york city is causing quite a controversy this morning. it published an interactive map showing the names and addresses of all handgun permit holders in new york's
shootings. >> reporter: the newtown killings have prompted senator dianne feinstein to introduce an updated version of her assault weapons ban. >> it will ban the sale, the transfer, the importation and the possession, not retroactively, but perspectively, and it will ban the same for big clips, drugs, or strips of more than 10 bullets. >> reporter: but the control advocates know they face a formidable foe in those who champion the second amendment. >> i say that you've pos do you late a question of wrong. the question is how do we control violence. there is no violence in a knife. >> reporter: some say pro bitionz do not work. what then is the problem? >> the problem is insanity. mankind is not a wonderful creature. if you get a lot of people story, will you get a lot of problems. >> firearms advocate peter buckston is not optimistic. he says guns will not disappear overnight. he doubts anything will be done about what he says is the real problem, mental health. >> thank you very much. >>> it's not just in connecticut where people are praying for the victims at church services around the b
. the rifle used in the attack is the same type as the one used in the newtown elementary school shooting. >> officers from surrounding jurisdictions philbin so that every newtown police officer could spend christmas with their families. they have been working nonstop since the shooting. dozens of people are also trying to pitch in. free panda bears were passed out to children on christmas eve. >> he served as bishop of bridgeport, connecticut. the archbishop said he was ever mindful of his previous conversation. >> my heart is with all the folks in newtown and asking the lord to give them healing and to let them know our solidarity with them in prayer. they have been inundated with so many things. our the y need are prayers. >> christmas day is a day of volunteering for the jewish community. families prepared winter care packages and stuffed teddy bears for homeless shelters. organizers say the day was important for the young children who participated. >> i have two young daughters. i want them to understand that the holidays are about giving back to everyone. >> more than 1000 care pack
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at the time... what's the rush? be happy. be healthy. >>> guns under fire. as more victims in the newtown school shooting are laid to rest lawmakers move to ban assault weapons. >> why this could be the tipping point for the gun control debate. >>> hello, everyone. >> here's what people are talking about tonight. >> one by one 20 newtown families are burying their children and in the wake of friday's shooting massacre leaders in washington and here in maryland are calling for a change in gun policy. >> reporter: mourners lined up outside the st. rose of lima church. they held two funerals today, first graders james mattioli and jessica rekos. students at other schools went back to class today. the memorial to the victims grows with candles and christmas tree ornaments. many wonder how they will get flew the holidays. >> i can't imagine waking up christmas morning. i wouldn't want to. >> reporter: the gun control debate is picking up momentum. lawmakers will push for a ban on assault weapons and governor o'malley is doing the same. >> it's hard to conclude that this gun should be in the ha
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are taking center stage in light of the tragedy in newtown. there's also additional attention to the access to mental health. lowell melser joins us with more. >> gun violence is a public health epidemic. >> the baltimore county police chief james johnson who also chairs the national partnership to prevent gun violence highlights what many officials around the state are feeling just days after the shootings in newtown, conn. and now the same elected officials are calling for new gun control laws. >> we must take immediate action to pursue reasonable gun safety legislation, not only in our state, but in our nation. >> over in county -- howard county, the county executive has pledged to look closer at school safety and mental health. he also supports looking at the current gun laws. >> hopefully we can agree there are basic steps that should be taken to ensure that people are responsible in owning a weapon and taking a look at what kinds of weapons are appropriate to be on the streets. >> senator mark -- senator barbara mikulski has weighed in as well, calling for a two-step approach, looking
. >> heartbroken community of newtown, connecticut, saying good-bye to two of the children killed in last week's school shooting, this as investigators reveal new details about the tragedy at sandy hook elementary. thanks for joining us tonight. i'm shawn yancy. >> i'm maureen umeh. as relatives begin to say good- bye to their slain children, investigators in connecticut continue to work to better understand what happened. that includes interviewing two injured witnesses and digging deeper into the gun and computer use of the 20-year-old gunman. two young victims laid to rest monday, 6-year-old jack pinto, a huge new york giant fan, and 6-year-old noah pozner who loved learning how things worked. his twin sister was in a different classroom and survived. >> he was celebrated as a pure innocent child who had the promise of life ahead of him who brought joy to his family and to his community and will be sorely missed. >> reporter: funerals are planned throughout the week as the investigation into the mass shooting continues. authorities established adam lanza shot his mother four times in the h
with a hammer back in 1980. >>> news time now 5:33. people in newtown, connecticut are also dealing with devastation this holiday season. people there observed christmas with heavy hearts. it's been less than two weeks since the shooting happened at sandy hook elementary school. and in that killed 20 young children and six duments. a candlelight vigil was held all day long in newtown. 26 candles were lit monday at midnight. volunteers spent three hours in shifts making sure those candles stayed lit and remained burning. many people are now turning to their faith to help get them through this difficult time. >> as we feel our hearts are broken in 26 little pieces, but it's the birth of jesus and we find strength in that, and so we're mourning, but we're also thinking of god at this time, that he'll give us the strength of his son. >> police officers from neighbors communities filled in in newtown for police there so those men and women could have the holiday off. >>> people all over the nation kement the survivors and the victims of the sandy hook shooting in their minds, the younge
. of course, we'll get the latest from newtown, connecticut. natalie morales is there this morning where two more funerals for the victims of the shooting will be held today. we'll get to her, but we'll give you the latest developments. sandy hook elementary school remains closed today, but newtown's other schools are reopening this morning for the first time since the shooting. >> as for the investigation, police hoped adam lanza's computer would provide some clues about a motive, but they say it has been badly damaged and so far those efforts have been unsuccessful. we're also learning that lanza had been assigned a psychologist when he was a student at newtown high school. we'll have much more on all of these developments coming up. >>> we want to begin with the news we just received this morning. nbc's richard engel and his team were freed from captors in syria where they were held for five days. richard joins us now from turkey along with his photographer and producer. gentlemen, may i be the first to say it is so good to see your faces. richard, can you take us through and tell us what
for staying with us tonight. >> well, hi, chris, we're here in the newtown area of connecticut, just nearby a couple of miles from sandy hook elementary where the shooting, tragic shooting, took place earlier today. at this hour, hundreds of rez dents are gathering at a nearby catholic church for a vigil. holding a prayer for those who have lost their lives today, those youngest lives, anywhere between kind eergarten and four grade where those student were shot today. they're holding a prayer vigil and trying to comfort the families that they were told lost their loved ones in this town. it's a small new england town in this area. a very rural area in the central part of connecticut here. and the school, certainly k through 4 that with mentioned, we don't have the identifications or the ages of the school children and their names that are being released. what we are being told is that investigators are processing that school now. they will be dealing with identification of those students and trying to return them as governor malloy says of connecticut, back to their families so they can mou
, and house minority leader nancy pelosi. >> the tragedy in newtown struck the hearts of every american. we have to respond. >> whoever says this is not the right time, say this. when is the right time? >> so issue is front and center. the news conference will tell us about the nature of the debate. >> thank you, mark. sandy hook students will not return to school until 2013. they wail tend classes in an unused middle school in monroe. that school hzn't been used since june, 2011. crews and workers have been making% g< safe for their return. the school will be run by donna page, a retired sandy hook principal. the rft of the students return to class yesterday. parents say at this point they just want to try to return to normalcy. >> i just naturally would love to keep my kids in a bubble. you can't live that way. >> connecticut lead medical examiner wants to look into the dna of adam lanza and asked wants to determine if there are identifiable diseases associated with this violent debehaifor autos school buses are back on the streets in newtown, connecticut. there are also funeral processio
the beltway. that is your latest check of timesaver traffic. back to andrea. >>> the newtown school shootings has led to a renewed discussion on gun control across our nation. politicians took to the airwaves debating gun control on the sunday political talk shows. jessica doyle is live in the 9news satellite center with more. good morning, jess. welcome back. >> reporter: thanks so much. it's great to be back. of course we want to say a very merry christmas eve to everyone. in the meantime, we're dealing with a very tough issue, the issue of gun control. we are seeing the drumbeat getting louder for gun control in the united states. we saw that on the sunday morning talk shows yesterday as well as in many other places in the wake of the new town shootings. but advocates for tough gun control laws are running head first into advocates for gun control, gun rights advocates as well as the national rifle association. in the meantime, though, that is not stopping lawmakers like senator dianne feinstein of california from possibly proposing new legislation, maybe as soon as next month that would t
. hundreds of educators attend a free gun class in utah. it's the latest response to the newtown school massacre that's attracting a lot of attention this morning. >>> thousands of dockworkers could put the u.s. economy at risk if they go on strike on sunday. we'll take you inside the crisis some are calling the container cliff. >>> and sea world taking its water act all the way to wall street. why investors could soon own a peace of shamu. "newsroom" starts right now. good morning. i'm victor blackwell. carol has the morning off. with the nation still reeling from the shooting massacre in newtown, connecticut, and engaged in a national debate on gun control, chicago suffered a grim milestone last night, a man was killed in a shooting on chicago's dangerous west side. this scene marks chicago's 500th homicide this year alone. that's up more than 50 from last year. now when we're researching this story this morning, one statistic really jumped out at us. in the past five years, 270 children have been killed by gun violence in chicago. on top of that, there have been dozens of other peopl
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